McDonnell to Unveil Budget Proposals

By: News Staff Email
By: News Staff Email

December 15, 2013

LARRY O'DELL
Associated Press

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Gov. Bob McDonnell is preparing to present his last two-year state budget proposal to Virginia lawmakers.

The governor is scheduled to outline the spending blueprint at a meeting of the General Assembly's money committees Monday, less than a month before he leaves office.

McDonnell already has announced several spending proposals, including $38 million for mental health initiatives. That comes after the November death of a state senator's son, who attacked his father and committed suicide hours after being released from emergency custody.

McDonnell also has announced millions in spending for education, public safety, water quality and prisoner re-entry programs.

The budget is a starting point for legislators and Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe, who will press their own spending priorities after the General Assembly convenes Jan. 8.


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